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Deprecation notices

This page is used to list deprecation notices across GoReleaser.

Deprecated options are only removed on major versions of GoReleaser.

Nevertheless, it's a good thing to keep your configuration up-to-date to prevent any issues.

You can check your use of deprecated configurations by running:

goreleaser check

Active deprecation notices

None so far!

Removed in v2

archives.strip_parent_binary_folder

since 2024-03-29 (v1.25), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

Property was renamed to be consistent across all configurations.

archives:
  -
    strip_parent_binary_folder: true
archives:
  -
    strip_binary_directory: true

blobs.folder

since 2024-03-29 (v1.25), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

Property was renamed to be consistent across all configurations.

blobs:
  -
    folder: foo
blobs:
  -
    directory: foo

brews.folder

since 2024-03-29 (v1.25), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

Property was renamed to be consistent across all configurations.

brews:
  -
    folder: foo
brews:
  -
    directory: foo

scoops.folder

since 2024-03-29 (v1.25), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

Property was renamed to be consistent across all configurations.

scoops:
  -
    folder: foo
scoops:
  -
    directory: foo

furies.skip

since 2024-03-03 (v1.25), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

Changed to disable to conform with all other pipes.

furies:
  - skip: true
furies:
  - disable: true

changelog.skip

since 2024-01-14 (v1.24), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

Changed to disable to conform with all other pipes.

changelog:
  skip: true
changelog:
  disable: true

blobs.kmskey

since 2024-01-07 (v1.24), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

Changed to kms_key to conform with all other options.

blobs:
  - kmskey: foo
blobs:
  - kms_key: foo

blobs.disableSSL

since 2024-01-07 (v1.24), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

Changed to disable_ssl to conform with all other options.

blobs:
  - disableSSL: true
blobs:
  - disable_ssl: true

--skip

since 2023-09-14 (v1.21), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

The following goreleaser release flags were deprecated:

  • --skip-announce
  • --skip-before
  • --skip-docker
  • --skip-ko
  • --skip-publish
  • --skip-sbom
  • --skip-sign
  • --skip-validate

By the same token, the following goreleaser build flags were deprecated:

  • --skip-before
  • --skip-post-hooks
  • --skip-validate

All these flags are now under a single --skip flag, that accepts multiple values.

goreleaser build --skip-before --skip-validate
goreleaser release --skip-validate --skip-publish
goreleaser build --skip=before,validate
goreleaser release --skip=validate,publish

# or

goreleaser build --skip=before --skip=validate
goreleaser release --skip=validate --skip=publish

You can check goreleaser build --help and goreleaser release --help to see the valid options, and shell autocompletion should work properly as well.

scoops.bucket

since 2023-06-13 (v1.19.0), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

Replace bucket with repository.

scoops:
  -
    bucket:
      - name: foo
        owner: bar
scoops:
  -
    repository:
      - name: foo
        owner: bar

krews.index

since 2023-06-13 (v1.19.0), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

Replace index with repository.

krews:
  -
    index:
      - name: foo
        owner: bar
krews:
  -
    repository:
      - name: foo
        owner: bar

brews.tap

since 2023-06-13 (v1.19.0), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

Replace tap with repository.

brews:
  -
    tap:
      - name: foo
        owner: bar
brews:
  -
    repository:
      - name: foo
        owner: bar

archives.rlcp

since 2023-06-06 (v1.19.0), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

This option is now default and can't be changed. You can remove it from your configuration files.

See this for more info.

source.rlcp

since 2023-06-06 (v1.19.0), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

This option is now default and can't be changed. You can remove it from your configuration files.

See this for more info.

brews.plist

since 2023-06-06 (v1.19.0), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

plist is deprecated by Homebrew, and now on GoReleaser too. Use service instead.

brews:
-
  plist: |
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
    # etc ...
brews:
-
  service: |
    run [opt_bin/"mybin"]
    keep_alive true
    # etc ...

--debug

since 2023-05-16 (v1.19.0), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

--debug has been deprecated in favor of --verbose.

goreleaser release --debug
goreleaser release --verbose

scoop

since 2023-04-30 (v1.18.0), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

GoReleaser now allows many scoop configurations, so it should be pluralized accordingly.

scoop:
  # ...
scoops:
- # ...

build

since 2023-02-09 (v1.16.0), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

This option was still being supported, even though undocumented, for a couple of years now. It's finally time to sunset it.

Simply use the pluralized form, builds, according to the documentation.

build:
  # ...
builds:
- # ...

--rm-dist

since 2023-01-17 (v1.15.0), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

--rm-dist has been deprecated in favor of --clean.

goreleaser release --rm-dist
goreleaser release --clean

nfpms.maintainer

since 2022-05-07 (v1.9.0), removed 2024-05-26 (v2.0)

nFPM will soon make mandatory setting the maintainer field.

nfpms:
- maintainer: ''
nfpms:
- maintainer: 'Name <email>'

The following options were deprecated in the past and were already removed.

Removed in v1

archives.rlcp

since 2022-12-23 (v1.14.0), removed 2023-06-06 (v1.19.0)

This is not so much a deprecation property (yet), as it is a default behavior change.

The usage of relative longest common path (rlcp) on the destination side of archive files will be enabled by default by June 2023. Then, this option will be deprecated, and you will have another 6 months (until December 2023) to remove it.

For now, if you want to keep the old behavior, no action is required, but it would be nice to have your opinion here.

If you want to make sure your releases will keep working properly, you can enable this option and test it out with goreleaser release --snapshot --clean.

archives:
-
  rlcp: true

source.rlcp

since 2022-12-23 (v1.14.0), removed 2023-06-06 (v1.19.0)

Same as archives.rlcp.

source:
  rlcp: true

nfpms.maintainer

since 2022-05-07 (v1.9.0)

nFPM will soon make mandatory setting the maintainer field.

nfpms:
- maintainer: ''
nfpms:
- maintainer: 'Name <email>'

archives.replacements

since 2022-11-24 (v1.14.0), removed 2023-06-06 (v1.19.0)

The replacements will be removed soon from the archives section, as it was never handled correctly when multiple archives were being used, and it also causes confusion in other places.

You can still get the same features by abusing the name_template property.

archives:
  - id: foo
    name_template: '{{ .ProjectName }}_{{ .Os }}_{{ .Arch }}{{ if .Arm }}v{{ .Arm }}{{ end }}'
    replacements:
      darwin: Darwin
      linux: Linux
      windows: Windows
      386: i386
      amd64: x86_64
archives:
  - id: foo
    name_template: >-
      {{- .ProjectName }}_
      {{- title .Os }}_
      {{- if eq .Arch "amd64" }}x86_64
      {{- else if eq .Arch "386" }}i386
      {{- else }}{{ .Arch }}{{ end }}
      {{- if .Arm }}v{{ .Arm }}{{ end -}}

Those two configurations will yield the same results.

Notice that if you are using the archives.name_template, notice it also has a {{.Version}} in it. Adjust the new name_template accordingly.

nfpms.replacements

since 2022-11-24 (v1.14.0), removed 2023-06-06 (v1.19.0)

The replacements will be removed soon from the nFPMs section.

You can still get the same features by abusing the file_name_template property.

nfpms:
  - id: foo
    file_name_template: '{{ .ProjectName }}_{{ .Os }}_{{ .Arch }}{{ if .Arm }}v{{ .Arm }}{{ end }}'
    replacements:
      darwin: Darwin
      linux: Linux
      windows: Windows
      386: i386
      amd64: x86_64
nfpms:
  - id: foo
    file_name_template: >-
      {{- .ProjectName }}_
      {{- title .Os }}_
      {{- if eq .Arch "amd64" }}x86_64
      {{- else if eq .Arch "386" }}i386
      {{- else }}{{ .Arch }}{{ end }}
      {{- if .Arm }}v{{ .Arm }}{{ end -}}

Those two configurations will yield the same results.

Generally speaking, is probably best to use {{ .ConventionalFileName }} instead of custom templates.

snapcrafts.replacements

since 2022-11-24 (v1.14.0), removed 2023-06-06 (v1.19.0)

The replacements will be removed soon from the Snapcrafts section.

You can still get the same features by abusing the name_template property.

snapcrafts:
  - id: foo
    name_template: '{{ .ProjectName }}_{{ .Os }}_{{ .Arch }}{{ if .Arm }}v{{ .Arm }}{{ end }}'
    replacements:
      darwin: Darwin
      linux: Linux
      windows: Windows
      386: i386
      amd64: x86_64
snapcrafts:
  - id: foo
    name_template: >-
      {{ .ProjectName }}_
      {{- title .Os }}_
      {{- if eq .Arch "amd64" }}x86_64
      {{- else if eq .Arch "386" }}i386
      {{- else }}{{ .Arch }}{{ end }}

Those two configurations will yield the same results.

Generally speaking, is probably best to use {{ .ConventionalFileName }} instead of custom templates.

variables

since 2022-01-20 (v1.4.0), removed 2023-05-01 (v1.18.0)

On GoReleaser PRO custom variables should now be prefixed with .Var.

variables:
  foo: bar
some_template: 'lala-{{ .foo }}'
variables:
  foo: bar
some_template: 'lala-{{ .Var.foo }}'

dockers.use: buildpacks

since 2022-03-16 (v1.7.0), removed 2022-09-28 (v1.12.0)

This was removed due to some issues:

  • The binary gets rebuild again during the buildpacks build;
  • There is no ARM support.

rigs

since 2022-03-21 (v1.8.0), removed 2022-08-16 (v1.11.0)

GoFish was deprecated by their authors, therefore, we're removing its support from GoReleaser too.

nfpms.empty_folders

since 2021-11-14 (v1.0.0), removed 2022-06-14 (v1.10.0)

nFPM empty folders is now deprecated in favor of a dir content type:

nfpms:
- empty_folders:
  - /foo/bar
nfpms:
- contents:
  - dst: /foo/bar
    type: dir

builds for windows/arm64

since 2021-08-16 (v0.175.0), removed 2022-06-12 (v1.10.0)

Since Go 1.17, windows/arm64 is a valid target.

Prior to v0.175.0, GoReleaser would just ignore this target. Since in Go 1.17 it is now a valid target, GoReleaser will build it if the Go version being used is 1.17 or later.

If you want to make sure it is ignored in the future, you need to add this to your build config:

ignore:
  - goos: windows
    goarch: arm64

If you try to use new versions of GoReleaser with Go 1.16 or older, it will warn about it until this deprecation warning expires, after that your build will likely fail.

godownloader

since 2021-10-13 (all), removed 2022-05-18

GoDownloader, the installation script generator, wasn't updated for a long time and is now officially deprecated. The website and all install scripts will be taken out in 6 months. You can still use any of the other install methods.

This also includes install.goreleaser.com.

Most common tools installed via that website were probably GoReleaser itself and golangci-lint.

Please follow to the check their documentation for alternative install methods.

dockers.use_buildx

since 2021-06-26 (v0.172.0), removed 2022-03-16 (v1.7.0)

use_buildx is deprecated in favor of the more generalist use, since now it also allow other options in the future:

Change this:

dockers:
  -
    use_buildx: true
dockers:
  -
    use: buildx

builds for darwin/arm64

since 2021-02-17 (v0.157.0), removed 2022-03-16 (v1.7.0)

Since Go 1.16, darwin/arm64 is macOS on Apple Silicon instead of iOS.

Prior to v0.156.0, GoReleaser would just ignore this target. Since in Go 1.16 and later it is a valid target, GoReleaser will now build it if the Go version being used is 1.16 or later.

If you want to make sure it is ignored in the future, you need to add this to your build config:

ignore:
  - goos: darwin
    goarch: arm64

If you try to use new versions of GoReleaser with Go 1.15 or older, it will warn about it until this deprecation warning expires, after that your build will likely fail.

Removed in v0.*

Skipping SemVer Validations

since 2021-02-28 (v0.158.0), removed 2021-09-22 (v0.180.0)

GoReleaser skips SemVer validations when run with --skip-validation or --snapshot. This causes other problems later, such as invalid Linux packages. Because of that, once this deprecation expires, GoReleaser will hard fail on non-semver versions, as stated on our limitations page.

docker.builds

since 2021-01-07 (v0.154.0), removed 2021-08-13 (v0.175.0)

builds is deprecated in favor of ids, since now it also allows to copy nfpm packages:

Change this:

dockers:
  -
    builds: ['a', 'b']
dockers:
  -
    ids: ['a', 'b']

docker.binaries

since 2021-01-07 (v0.154.0), removed 2021-08-13 (v0.175.0)

binaries is deprecated and now does nothing. If you want to filter something out, use the ids property.

Change this:

dockers:
  -
    binaries: ['foo']
dockers:
  -
    ids: ['foo']

nfpms.files

since 2020-12-21 (v0.149.0), removed 2021-07-26 (v0.172.0)

files is deprecated in favor of contents (check this page for more details):

Change this:

nfpms:
  -
    files:
      foo: bar
nfpms:
  -
    contents:
      - src: foo
        dst: bar

nfpms.config_files

since 2020-12-21 (v0.149.0), removed 2021-07-26 (v0.172.0)

config_files is deprecated in favor of contents (check this page for more details):

Change this:

nfpms:
  -
    config_files:
      foo: bar
nfpms:
  -
    contents:
      - src: foo
        dst: bar
        type: config

since 2020-12-21 (v0.149.0), removed 2021-07-26 (v0.172.0)

symlinks is deprecated in favor of contents (check this page for more details):

Change this:

nfpms:
  -
    symlinks:
      foo: bar
nfpms:
  -
    contents:
      - src: foo
        dst: bar
        type: symlink

nfpms.rpm.ghost_files

since 2020-12-21 (v0.149.0), removed 2021-07-26 (v0.172.0)

rpm.ghost_files is deprecated in favor of contents (check this page for more details):

Change this:

nfpms:
  -
    rpm:
      ghost_files:
        - foo
nfpms:
  -
    contents:
      - dst: bar
        type: ghost
        packager: rpm # optional

nfpms.rpm.config_noreplace_files

since 2020-12-21 (v0.149.0), removed 2021-07-26 (v0.172.0)

rpm.config_noreplace_files is deprecated in favor of contents (check this page for more details):

Change this:

nfpms:
  -
    rpm:
      config_noreplace_files:
        foo: bar
nfpms:
  -
    contents:
      - src: foo
        dst: bar
        type: config|noreplace
        packager: rpm # optional

nfpms.deb.version_metadata

since 2020-12-21 (v0.149.0), removed 2021-07-26 (v0.172.0)

deb.version_metadata is deprecated in favor of version_metadata (check this page for more details):

Change this:

nfpms:
  -
    deb:
      version_metadata: beta1
nfpms:
  -
    version_metadata: beta1

brews.github

since 2020-07-06 (v0.139.0), removed 2021-01-04 (v0.152.0)

GitHub section was deprecated in favour of tap which reflects Homebrew's naming convention. GitHub will be picked automatically when GitHub token is passed.

Change this:

brews:
  -
    github:
      owner: goreleaser
      name: homebrew-tap
brews:
  -
    tap:
      owner: goreleaser
      name: homebrew-tap

brews.gitlab

since 2020-07-06 (v0.139.0), removed 2021-01-04 (v0.152.0)

GitLab section was deprecated in favour of tap which reflects Homebrew's naming convention. GitLab will be picked automatically when GitLab token is passed.

Change this:

brews:
  -
    gitlab:
      owner: goreleaser
      name: homebrew-tap
brews:
  -
    tap:
      owner: goreleaser
      name: homebrew-tap

puts

since 2019-11-15, removed 2020-04-14 (v0.132.0)

The HTTP upload support was extended to also accept POST as a method, so the name puts kind of lost its meaning.

puts:
- ...
uploads:
- ...

Also note that secrets environment variable name prefixes have changed from PUT_ to UPLOAD_.

nfpms.name_template

since 2019-11-15, removed 2020-04-14 (v0.132.0)

The name_template field was deprecated in favor of a more clear one, file_name_template.

nfpms:
- name_template: foo
nfpms:
- file_name_template: foo

blob

since 2019-08-02, removed 2020-03-22 (v0.130.0)

Blob was deprecated in favor of its plural form. It was already accepting multiple inputs, but its pluralized now so its more clear.

blob:
  # etc
blobs:
  # etc

sign

since 2019-07-20, removed 2020-03-22 (v0.130.0)

Sign was deprecated in favor of its plural form.

sign:
  # etc
signs:
  -
    # etc

brew

since 2019-06-09, removed 2020-01-26 (v0.125.0)

Brew was deprecated in favor of its plural form.

Change this:

brew:
  # etc
brews:
  -
    # etc

s3

since 2019-06-09, removed 2020-01-07 (v0.125.0)

S3 was deprecated in favor of the new blob, which supports S3, Azure Blob and GCS.

s3:
-
  # etc
blobs:
-
  provider: s3
  # etc

ACLs should be set on the bucket, the acl option does not exist anymore.

archive

since 2019-04-16, removed 2019-12-27 (v0.124.0)

We now allow multiple archives, so the archive statement will be removed.

archive:
  format: zip
archives:
  - id: foo
    format: zip

snapcraft

since 2019-05-27, removed 2019-12-27 (v0.124.0)

We now allow multiple Snapcraft configs, so the snapcraft statement will be removed.

snapcraft:
  publish: true
  # ...
snapcrafts:
  -
    publish: true
    # ...

nfpm

since 2019-05-07, removed 2019-12-27 (v0.124.0)

We now allow multiple NFPM config, so the nfpm statement will be removed.

nfpm:
  formats:
    - deb
nfpms:
  -
    formats:
      - deb

docker.binary

since 2018-10-01, removed 2019-08-02 (v0.114.0)

You can now create a Docker image with multiple binaries.

dockers:
- image: foo/bar
  binary: foo
dockers:
- image: foo/bar
  binaries:
  - foo

docker.image

since 2018-10-20, removed 2019-08-02 (v0.114.0)

This property was deprecated in favor of more flexible image_templates. The idea is to be able to define several images and tags using templates instead of just one image with tag templates. This flexibility allows images to be pushed to multiple registries.

dockers:
- image: foo/bar
  tag_templates:
    - '{{ .Tag }}'
dockers:
- image_templates:
    - 'foo/bar:{{ .Tag }}'

docker.tag_templates

since 2018-10-20, removed 2019-08-02 (v0.114.0)

This property was deprecated in favor of more flexible image_templates. The idea is to be able to define several images and tags using templates instead of just one image with tag templates.

dockers:
- image: foo/bar
  tag_templates:
    - '{{ .Tag }}'
dockers:
- image_templates:
    - 'foo/bar:{{ .Tag }}'

git.short_hash

since 2018-10-03, removed 2019-01-19 (v0.98.0)

This property was being used to tell GoReleaser to use short git hashes instead of the full ones. This has been removed in favor of specific template variables (.FullCommit and .ShortCommit).

git:
  short_hash: true

fake:
  foo_template: 'blah {{ .Commit }}'
fake:
  foo_template: 'blah {{ .ShortCommit }}'

fpm

since 2018-02-17, removed 2017-08-15 (v0.83.0)

FPM is deprecated in favor of nfpm, which is a simpler alternative written in Go. The objective is to remove the ruby dependency thus simplify the CI/CD pipelines.

Just replace the fpm keyword by nfpm in your .goreleaser.yaml file.

fpm:
  # ...
nfpm:
  # ...

docker.tag_template

since 2018-01-19, removed 2017-08-15 (v0.83.0)

This property was deprecated in favor of the pluralized tag_templates. The idea is to be able to define several tags instead of just one.

dockers:
- image: foo/bar
  tag_template: '{{ .Tag }}'
dockers:
- image: foo/bar
  tag_templates:
    - '{{ .Tag }}'

docker.latest

since 2018-01-19, removed 2017-08-15 (v0.83.0)

The latest field in Docker config is deprecated in favor of the newer tag_templates field.

dockers:
- image: foo/bar
  latest: true
dockers:
- image: foo/bar
  tag_templates:
    - '{{ .Tag }}'
    - latest